An Timire and FÁS have taken on a new manager in a drive to promote Irish-language publications. Fionnuala Mac Aodha (pictured here) will manage both operations from the Messenger office on Leeson Street. Fionnuala has a degree in Psychology and a postgrad in Marketing. Her 15 years of experience with Irish-language media will hold her in good stead as she works to extend the reach of An Timire which, founded in 1911, is the oldest Irish-language magazine in Ireland, perhaps even in the world). The purpose of An Timire is to raise awareness of the Pope’s intentions through articles on religious, cultural and social affairs. And FÁS, which was founded in 1956 by the Jesuits to supply books in Irish that are associated with religion and Christian culture, aids and abets the work of An Timire. Contact details below.
For more information on An Timire and FÁS please contact Fionnuala Mac Aodha at [email protected] or write to 37 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2. Phone (01) 775 8502.
Another publication which may be of interest to Gaelgoirí is Zein na Gaeilge, a collection of haiku written from a Catholic perspective by Ciarán Ó Coigligh. In the introduction Ó Coigligh gives an account of his experience of the Catholic church in Ireland since the late 1960s to the present day, with particular reference to the expression or absence of expression of the Catholic Faith in contemporary literature (in the Irish language). Zein na Gaeilge is available from An Sagart publications.